Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Architecture Wednesday: The Dieser Residence

I don't like tract houses; those cookie-cutter neighborhoods where every house looks the same, except for the paint color.

Casa Bob y Carlos in Smallville was built as part of a planned community some forty-odd years ago by the DuPont family when they opened a plant in one of the neighboring towns. The DuPont's wanted their management team and executives to have nice homes after they relocated to South Carolina so they took great care to build rather large houses--for those days--on large lots.

And, while it is a community, not many of the houses look alike; in fact, in the entire neighborhood, there is one house that even remotely resembles ours--and it's far away from our home to even be seen and has been flipped over--and one other that looks similar, but has a different window arrangement so that it isn't an exact copy.

So, I like not being one of the regular homes in the 'hood, which is why I love this house. situated between two, obviously older, homes that make it look like the Dieser Residence fell from space and landed on an empty lot.

It's so different, and so cool, that I will forgive the fact that it's built rightnextdoor to the other homes, though that's to be expected of houses in a crowded beach community.

It stands out as the odd man in the neighborhood and I like that very much.



The Huntress said...

Not only do I love it, but I want to build it in The Sims 3. LOL!

Biki Honko said...

What a cool house! Yes, I'll take one please!